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makeup of the country? >> i know barack obama. i trust him. i know that our president has -- not only house, but will continue to promote the cabinet that looks like america, that is balanced gender-wise, that is reflective of the changing face of america. i have no doubt in my mind that when it is all said and done that will be the case. this is the guy who signed the lilly ledbetter act and has stood not just for equal pay for women, but has always stood for the notion that when you open up the door for one of was, you open up the door for all of us i expect -- for all of us. i expect to see that reflected in his cabinet. >> has the white house or any administration circuit -- started to approach you about becoming a member of the cabinet? >> like the governor question, a question that has been asked and answered in the past, i will just say that as i said yesterday, i expect to be in washington quite frequently over the next few months with my work for the u.s. conference of mayors and the issues i have mentioned. i do not care toyesterday commey future job. i am focused on the job
, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us, are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. and that must change. that is why we are here today. in today's hearing we'll hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience and expertise from these panelists will facilitate a discussion on a commonsense and constructive step that we must take to ensure these sorts of tragedies will never happen again. i have a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record but i will just share with you one sentence and it reads in our schools, we need to strike the right balance to ensure that schools are nurturing while also safe. and we need to strike the right balance so that schools do not become armed fortresses where kids are unable to be kids. the voice of educators is critical to ensuring that we find and maintain this balance between safety and learning. as we move forward during this difficult time, collaboration, communication, valuing the voice and experience of all the members of
america. as president obama so eloquently said at the -- said the sunday after the tragedy in newtown, which shook the conscience of this country and which we all still and continue to mourn and our our -- offer our dnd and of our condolences to the friends and family well, cannot accept the violence, the president said. this is visited on children year and year and somehow it's the price of freedom. we cannot accept this. we cannot accept one more innocent life being lost to violent. not one in newtown, not one in chicago. or cleveland. not one in oakland, california. not one in any more towns, in any city, in any school, in any theater or in any place of worship new york any mall or in any of our neighborhoods. we have an obligation to our children to ensure that newtown marks a turning point that made us finally say enough is enough. we must come together to build an america where our children do not have to live in fear and where they do have a future. last week, i was at an event in my district in west oakland. it was the unveiling of a mural, painted by several talented young ar
. two of them laying a wreath and marking the importance of those who have served their country and given their lives as we get ready for the events on monday. that's what i know. [inaudible question] >> both the bidens and the obamas will participate on saturday. that will be here in the metro area. we have a number of cabinet officials that will be participating and we will be making announcements on that in the coming days. as you know, odds are you will know when it happens, but they will be doing something and that will be the entire family. >> just a follow-up on the fundraising question, if you have leftover funds, where do you plan to use those funds? presidential library? >> you know, i can honestly i don't know. there are rules that regulate what we can and can't do with those funds. i know some funds were used to do repairs on the national mall through the association that governance the national mall. that's a bridge we'll cross when we come to it. but there are a number of civic-minded things to do if we are lucky to have access funds when it is all said and done. >
and for this country that we love so much. [applause] thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> president obama signing 23 executive orders on gun violence, part of what some people are calling the broadest range of gun violence proposals since 1968. on december 14, after december 14, in the wake of newtown shootings, vice president biden was tasked with leading a task force looking into gun violence. he reported to the president earlier this week after those meetings and hearings, and the president today unveiling those proposals here at the executive office building next to the white house. we are going to open up our phone lines to find out your thoughts on the president's proposals. couple ways for you to participate by phone. the democratic line is 202-585-3885. for republicans that's 202-585-3886. independence and others, 202-585-3887. we'll also keep an eye on our facebook page, facebook.com/c-span. and the hash tag on twitter is gun controls. just broadly what the president proposed, 23 executives orders. he ca
was not able to do. caller: i would ask your guest to address mr. obama's promise which drew in the young voters that he was going to be great unifier. i would contend he has deliberately set out to polarize the country and that 51% of americans voted for him but that the other 49% of americans that voted for him feel like he is sticking his tongue out at us and giving us the finger. i feel we are more polarized than we were and i see that as a promise greatly broken. guest: in fact, there is a promise to the fact that we do have the promise broken. we represented by his promise to bring both parties together to pass an agenda. as you say, there has not been success at that. there is a very robust debate about who is to blame but in terms of actions -- i have not seen him stick out his tongue or flipping the bird at anyone but i can say event this is definitely a very polarized place. that is a promise broken. host: here is a tweet - guest: i think more than ever. this is the kind of journalism we should have been practicing years ago. there is this battle of talking points and you hear t
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